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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Silver and blue waters surround Greece in this true-color image acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on August 19, 2004. This year, Athens is host to the 2004 Olympic Games, which first started in Greece over 2,800 years ago (in...
Topics: Where -- Greece, Where -- Athens, Where -- Olympia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6593
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this stunning view of Japan’ four largest islands on February 20, 2004. The snow-covered southern arm of Hokkaido extends into the upper left corner. Honshu, Japan’s largest island, curves across...
Topic: Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6210
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Atlas Mountains form a barrier between Morocco’s green coastal zone and the northwestern edge of the vast Sahara Desert. This strikingly clear image of northern Morocco was acquired on January 21, 2004, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite. Along the shore, sediment colors the waters of...
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Algeria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6717
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Only a few small clouds hover over Japan’s main island, Honshu, in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image captured as the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite flew over on the morning of April 21, 2004. To the south, the smaller islands Kyushu (right) and Shikoku (left) are also...
Topics: Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6647
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The oblong shape of the Red Sea cuts diagonally through this true-color Aqua MODIS image from September 29, 2004. The sea's deep, clear blue waters stand out in stark contrast to the pale tan and orange sands of the surrounding deserts in northeastern Africa, the Sinai Peninsula, and the western Arabian Peninsula. Clockwise from upper left, the nations are Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Eritrea (on the coast of the Red Sea), Ethiopia (bottom image edge), and Sudan. At the southern...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6784
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Korean Peninsula hangs down from northeastern China, dividing the murkier waters of Korea Bay (upper left) and the Yellow Sea (lower left) from the clearer, deeper waters of the Sea of Japan. Because the geography of the peninsula is so mountainous, growing crops is an important and challenging endeavor. Over half of the flat lands are planted with rice, and crops like barley, wheat, and bulgur are grown on whatever surfaces that can support them. Since grazing land is almost nonexistent,...
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Korea, Where -- Yellow Sea, Where -- Sea of Japan, Where -- Japan, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6148
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On April 5, 2004, the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this remarkably cloud-free view of Turkey. The country is divided into several geographical regions, clearly visible in this image. In the northeast, the Kuzey Anadolu Mountains run...
Topics: Where -- Turkey, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Aegean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6878
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This stunning true-color image provides a rare, cloud-free look at the island nation of New Zealand, including all of North and part of South Island. This scene was acquired by the Aqua MODIS instrument on December 27, 2004. New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, roughly 2,000 km (1,250 miles) southeast of Australia. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is located on the southern tip of the North Island, looking across Cook Strait toward South Island. Surrounding the islands...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- New Zealand, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where -- Wellington
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6743
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The snow-capped peaks of the Himalaya cut across the center of this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, captured by NASA’s<a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite on January 9, 2004. The tiny country of Nepal hosts the world’s highest mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest, which has an elevation of 8,848 meters. China sits on Nepal’s...
Topics: Where -- Nepal, Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6736
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Brown burn scars pock the landscape across Portugal and Spain. Hot, dry conditions sparked dozens of devastating wildfires in Southern and Central Portugal and Central Spain in the summer of 2003. By the time this image was taken on January 19, 2004, the scars had begun to fade in areas, though the scars in Central Portugal and across the border in Spain are still dark red in the false-color image.In the true color image, Portugal’s capital is clearly visible as a grey region surrounding the...
Topics: Where -- Portugal, Where -- Spain
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6155
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Sometimes referred to as the Caucasus Isthmus, the Caucasus-Caspian Region is a mixing-pot for scores of cultures. Due in part to its geographic isolation and having been in the path of numerous Eurasian migrations over the centuries, more languages are spoken here than in any similarly-sized region in the world. In this true-color Aqua MODIS image from September 30, 2004, the geographic diversity shown is as immense as the cultural counterpart.In the upper left portion of the image, the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Russia, Where -- Georgia, Where -- Black Sea, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6489
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Six people died and dozens more fell ill as temperatures soared to 47 degrees Celsius (116 Fahrenheit) in central Pakistan on May 21 and 22, 2004. Land temperatures, as measured by the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite, reflected the extreme...
Topics: What -- Indus, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Tajikistan, Where -- China, Where -- Afghanistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6764
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A few scattered fires burned in southern India on January 14, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite captured this image. The fires have been marked with red dots. The two mountain ranges of southern India are defined by dark green vegetation that contrasts with the desert landscape....
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6612
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Between the North and Baltic seas, Denmark points north from Germany toward Norway and Sweden. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image taken by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite on August 9, 2004, shows almost completely clear skies over the nation, with the exception of thin cirrus clouds over the Kattegat Strait...
Topics: Where -- Baltic Sea, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Germany, Where -- Norway, Where -- Sweden, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6557
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Leaving a trail of white ice in its wake, the A-39D iceberg is gradually melting as it drifts northwest past South Georgia Island. The iceberg began life as part of the giant A-38 iceberg that broke from Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf in October 1998. The A-38 iceberg was initially more than 145 kilometers (90 miles) long and 48 kilometers (30 miles) wide, one of the largest to form in the past decade. The A-39D iceberg separated from the A-38 iceberg, and is about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) wide...
Topic: Where -- Georgia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6828
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Leaving a trail of white ice in its wake, the A-39D iceberg is gradually melting as it drifts northwest past South Georgia Island. The iceberg began life as part of the giant A-38 iceberg that broke from Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf in October 1998. The A-38 iceberg was initially more than 145 kilometers (90 miles) long and 48 kilometers (30 miles) wide, one of the largest to form in the past decade. The A-39D iceberg separated from the A-38 iceberg, and is about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) wide...
Topic: Where -- Georgia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6830
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this image of fires burning in North and South Korea on April 9, 2004. The fires, which are marked in red dots, may be agriculturally related. However, the peninsula has been experiencing warm spring...
Topics: Where -- Korea, Where -- Sea of Japan, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6676
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The dark streak curving northeast across the Atlantic Ocean in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image is probably not significantly darker than the surrounding ocean water. Its appearance is likely to be a trick of light. The rest of the ocean is bright and silvery because of sunglint—a phenomenon that occurs when the sun’s light is reflected off a smooth surface into MODIS’ “eye.”...
Topic: Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6395
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The tiny islands that make up the island nation of Kiribati are scattered over five million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean. Located on the Equator southeast of Hawaii, the 33 islands of Kiribati are coral atolls surrounded by extensive coral reefs. It is the reefs, not the land, that make the islands visible in this image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s...
Topics: Where -- Kiribati, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6668
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) shows the distribution of vegetation across Central Africa. The most densely vegetated areas are dark green, and regions with little or no vegetation are gold. The NDVI image correlates well with the true-color image that accompanies it. The dark green area surrounding the Uele River, which forms the border between the Central African Republic on the north and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the south is correspondingly green in the...
Topic: Where -- Central African Republic
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6449
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Called it the remotest island on Earth, Tristan da Cunha sits in the center of the South Atlantic Ocean 2,778 kilometers from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, the nearest mainland point, and 2,334 kilometers from St. Helena, the island that is its closest neighbor. Of the four islands that make up the group, only the largest—Tristan da Cunha—is occupied. The islands are volcanic in origin, and the volcanic peak of Tristan da Cunha is clearly visible in this image. The volcano forms a...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- South Africa, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Helena
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6876
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow covers Mongolia in patches in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from December 21, 2003. Mongolia sits at an extremely high altitude; no point is lower than 1,800 feet (550 meters), while the highest point stretches to 15,266 feet (4,653 meters). Snowfall is normally light and blows away quickly during the winter, so to see this much snow on the ground at once is rather unusual. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/21/03. Data End Date: 12/21/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mongolia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6307
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Rich green vegetation lines the fertile banks of Egypt’s Nile River, culminating in the green fan of the river’s delta. The contrast between the green around the river and the surrounding tan of the northern Sahara Desert makes the river easy to see in satellite image such as this one, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">MODIS</a>) onboard NASA’s <a...
Topics: Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Sudan, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6566
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this image of Turkey’s Eastern Anatolia region coated with snow on January 20, 2004. The Kuzey Anadolu Daglari, a long mountain range, separates the shores of the Black Sea, image top, from the Anatolia plateau. Other mountain ranges and individual mountains also appear as wrinkles in the landscape. The flatter region in the south is the Anatolia plateau. The...
Topics: Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Georgia, Where -- Armenia, Where -- Azerbaijan, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6162
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Duckweed forms green swirls atop Lake Maracaibo in northern Venezuela. The weed, more formally called <i>Lemna obscura</i>, began to grow on the lake sometime between January and March 2004. With an outlet to the Caribbean Sea, Lake Maracaibo is usually too salty to support duckweed and other similar aquatic plants. The lake’s fresh water sits on top of a dense layer of salty water. The lower, salty layer traps nutrients at the bottom of the lake, depriving any...
Topics: Where -- Venezuela, Where -- Caribbean Sea, Where -- Caracas, Where -- Florida
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6907
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The high mountains, desert valleys, and forestland of the United States’ Intermountain West weave tan and green through this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image, captured on July 12, 2004, by NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. Shown in their entirety are Idaho, left of...
Topics: What -- Columbia, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Idaho, Where -- Montana, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6714
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A broken levee near the San Joaquim-Sacramento River delta flooded nearly 12,000 acres of farmland in Central California on June 3, 2004. According to news reports, about 300 people were evacuated from the flood region. An intricate series of levees and canals channel the fresh water from melting snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the farmland in California’s Central Valley. A break on one levy can affect the distribution of water to others. In this case, up to one million acres of...
Topics: Where -- San Jos?, Where -- Sacramento, Where -- California, Where -- Nevada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6462
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Iceland lives up to its name in this image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite on January 28, 2004. The island country is completely covered in white snow and ice, obscuring the permanent glaciers and icecaps that exist year-round. The effect of ice on this island sandwiched...
Topics: Where -- Iceland, Where -- Greenland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6605
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The two arms of the Sierra Madre Mountains — Occidental (west) and Oriental (east) — march south through Mexico, holding between them the high, largely arid Mexican Plateau. This plateau is roughly 1,130 kilometers long (~ 700 miles), and ranges from 1,220 to 2,440 meters high (4,000 - 8,000 feet). What water there is on the Plateau has no outlet to the sea, and so collects in drainage basins that today are the home of a number of Mexico’s major cities.A number of large cities are visible...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mexico City, Where -- Texas, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6211
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The contrast provided by the tan and orange desert land makes green vegetation and grey cities more visible than normal in this true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image of the Middle East. In the lower right corner of the image, the patterned grids of agricultural fields in Saudi Arabia are clearly visible. Even isolated farms can be seen along the northern...
Topics: Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Lebanon, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Syria, Where -- Israel, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6709
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Duckweed forms green swirls atop Lake Maracaibo in northern Venezuela. The weed, more formally called <i>Lemna obscura</i>, began to grow on the lake sometime between January and March 2004. With an outlet to the Caribbean Sea, Lake Maracaibo is usually too salty to support duckweed and other similar aquatic plants. The lake’s fresh water sits on top of a dense layer of salty water. The lower, salty layer traps nutrients at the bottom of the lake, depriving any...
Topics: Where -- Venezuela, Where -- Caribbean Sea, Where -- Caracas, Where -- Florida
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6906
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On July 3, 2004, sea ice still covered much of the Kara Sea in Northeastern Russia, near the western edge of Siberia, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this image. The southern tip of Novaya Zemlya Island curves out of the...
Topics: Where -- Kara Sea, Where -- Russia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6799
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A thick plume of Saharan Desert dust blew toward the northeast over Algeria and Tunisia and across the Mediterranean Sea on February 21 and February 22, 2004. The dust was so thick it almost completely obscured the view of the surface in these true-color images acquired by the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) aboard NASA.s <a...
Topics: Where -- Algeria, Where -- Tunisia, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6174
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On July 18, 2004, the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this stunning view of South Africa. The arid, rugged Great Karoo runs along the southern coast where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. From an indigenous word meaning “dry...
Topics: Where -- South Africa, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Namibia, Where -- Lesotho, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6820
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Reflected sunlight forms a silvery mirror on the surface of the Sulu Sea in this Terra MODIS image acquired on April 6, 2004. The sunglint highlights internal waves moving across the sea toward Palawan Island.Surrounded by the islands of the Philippines and Malaysia, the Sulu Sea forms a near perfect circle. On average, the Sea is over 4400 meters (14,436 feet or 2.7 miles) deep, but on its southern end, the Sulu Archipelago raises the sea floor to a depth of 100 meters (328 feet or 0.06...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Sulu Sea, Where -- Philippines, Where -- Malaysia, Where -- Celebes Sea,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6859
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Caspian Sea is awash in color in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image taken on April 9, 2004, by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite. The bright colors are probably caused by sediment and algae. The tan and green swirls hug the coast where agricultural run-off is carried on...
Topics: Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Turkmenistan, Where -- Iran, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6488
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Winter snow and fog hang over the state of Washington in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, taken by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite on February 12, 2004. In the true-color image, the snow is a brilliant white, clinging to the peaks of the Cascade Mountains. The fog is a duller white, hovering over the desert plain east of the...
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Topics: What -- Columbia, Where -- Washington, Where -- Canada, Where -- Oregon, Where -- California, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6912
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The southern tip of Africa was just entering spring when this image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite on October 31, 2004. The arch of green along South Africa’s east coast traces out the contours of the Drakensberg. Along the south coast, the Lange Berg, Swart Berg, and...
Topics: Where -- South Africa, Where -- Lesotho, Where -- Swaziland, Where -- Namibia, Where -- Botswana,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6821
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Lake Winnipeg stretches across much of the Manitoba Province of Canada in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, acquired by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a>satellite on October 6, 2004. Called “murky waters’ in Cree, the language of the Native Americans in Canada’s northern Great Plains, it’s not hard to see how Lake Winnipeg got...
Topic: Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6478
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The landscape to the north of the Black Sea is turning an autumn brown as summer draws to a close. A handful of fires (red dots) were burning in Ukraine, left, and southwestern Russia, right, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite acquired this image on September 19, 2004. The fires are...
Topics: Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Russia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6882
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Located about 1,700 kilometers off the South Carolina shoreline in the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda resembles a giant fish hook. The eye of the hook in the northeast is formed by Castle Harbour. The smaller enclosed body of water immediately below that is Harrington Sound. Under the water, coral reefs glow bright blue. The coral reflects light, coloring the shallow water blue and green. The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/">Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topics: Where -- South Carolina, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Bermuda
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Streaks of dust were being blown southwest over the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia on December 28, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite acquired this image. The storm is larger than it may appear at first. Broad clouds of dust blow diagonally across the Nubian Desert in eastern Sudan on...
Topics: Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Sudan, Where -- Ethiopia, Where -- Eritrea, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6856
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Located 800 kilometers east of Christchurch, New Zealand, the Chatham Islands are the ancestral home of the Moriori people. The island group consists of ten small islands, though only the largest two, seen here, are populated. These islands, Chatham (top) and Pitt (bottom), have the distinction of being the first inhabited land to see the sun rise every day. This <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- Christchurch, Where -- New Zealand
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6514
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Ash and steam were pouring from the Nyiragongo Volcano on July 12, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">MODIS</a>) onboard NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this image. Situated on the northern shores of Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the volcano has...
Topic: Where -- Rwanda
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6756
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Dnieper River flows south through the Ukraine into the northern end of the Black Sea, shown here in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from September 15, 2004. On either side of the river, red dots mark the locations of fires scattered throughout the country’s rich farmlands. The fires, some of which show smoke plumes drifting off in the atmosphere, are likely agricultural in nature, given the season, lack of tree-cover, and light smoke.Both the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov show swirls of...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Sea of Azov
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6881
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The atmosphere is a dynamic place, as is illustrated by clouds over the southwestern Black Sea in this true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from May 3, 2004. At the lowest level, thick white clouds are caught in a swirling air current, which causes the clouds to take on this spiral pattern. At a higher altitude, wispy clouds ride air currents moving...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Romania, Where -- Bulgaria, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6425
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 20, 2004, the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this image of dust blowing across the Great Indian Desert (Thar Desert) in northwestern India. In the upper right corner, a handful of fires, marked in red, burn at the foot of the...
Topic: Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6616
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Scores of fires, marked in red, blaze across Southern Africa in this image pair, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite on July 11, 2004. The widespread nature of the fires suggests that they were probably started to manage land for...
Topics: Where -- Angola, Where -- Zambia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6348
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A broken levee near the San Joaquim-Sacramento River delta flooded nearly 12,000 acres of farmland in Central California on June 3, 2004. According to news reports, about 300 people were evacuated from the flood region. An intricate series of levees and canals channel the fresh water from melting snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the farmland in California’s Central Valley. A break on one levy can affect the distribution of water to others. In this case, up to one million acres of...
Topics: Where -- San Jos?, Where -- Sacramento, Where -- California, Where -- Nevada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6460
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow and ice recede from Newfoundland Island and the surrounding waters as springtime brings warmer temperatures to the Northern Hemisphere. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, taken on May 2, 2004, by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite, shows snow in a light layer covering the highlands and northern reaches of the...
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Winter rains and possibly melting snow from Iran’s Zagros Mountains have begun to fill the marshes and shallow lakes of Southern and Eastern Iraq. Flooding in this region is an annual affair, though typically, the floods peak in April and May when spring snowmelt flows out of Iran. The false-color, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image acquired on January 16, 2004, shows that water levels had...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Iran, Where -- Persian Gulf
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6629
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Warm weather and sunshine are returning to Alaska, and the snow is quickly disappearing for the summer. Sea ice still rings the northern shores of the state on May 4, 2004, while in the south, sediment from the spring run-off colors the water tan and green. Further signs of spring can be seen in Alaska’s interior, which is beginning to turn green. Despite a generous amount of snow this winter, the region is in a mild hydrological drought. Conditions are not as severe as in 2003, when poor...
Topic: Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6328
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Winter rains and possibly melting snow from Iran’s Zagros Mountains have begun to fill the marshes and shallow lakes of Southern and Eastern Iraq. Flooding in this region is an annual affair, though typically, the floods peak in April and May when spring snowmelt flows out of Iran. The false-color, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image acquired on January 16, 2004, shows that water levels had...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Iran, Where -- Persian Gulf
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6631
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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For three quarters of the year Alaska sleeps under the cover of snow and ice, from the Point Barrow in the north to the Panhandle region in the southeast, the Canadian Yukon Territory border in the east to the Seward Peninsula in the northwest. At almost 1/5th the size of the rest of the United States, that means that snow and ice cover over 1.7 million square kilometers (almost 657 million sq mi) of land.In this true-color Aqua MODIS image from March 8, 2004, winter is slowly releasing its...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- GRASP, Where -- Alaska, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Chukchi...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6315
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Heavy snow caused chaos in the usually temperate Eastern Mediterranean starting on January 22, 2004 and continuing through January 25. Powerful storms swept through Greece, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Turkey. Snow fell in Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, and parts of Italy, including Rome. The hardest hit by the storm was Turkey, where the weather has been blamed for 12 deaths, including those of two boys who froze to death traveling between home and school. The storm closed...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Greece, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Lebanon, Where -- Romania,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6163
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Summer temperatures melt snow and ice on much of Iceland’s surface, as shown in this true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image taken on May 24, 2004, by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. The lack of uniform snow cover allows ’s permanent (though shrinking) icefields to...
Topics: Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Greenland, Where -- Iceland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6606
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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It is not the islands of the Maldives that are visible in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, it is the ring of coral atolls that form the islands. Approximately 1,190 tiny islands sit on the 26 atolls seen in this image. The coral reflects light, lending a brilliant aquamarine tint to the water in satellite imagery, and it is this that makes the Maldives stand out against the vast...
Topics: Where -- Maldives, Where -- Indian Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6695
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Heavy rains in northwestern Arkansas are beginning to cause flooding downstream in northeastern Arkansas. The White River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, appeared flooded in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image, acquired by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite on April 27,...
Topics: Where -- Arkansas, Where -- Mississippi, Where -- Tennessee, Where -- Missouri
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6391
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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After more than a decade of inactivity, Mt. St. Helens in Washington began rumbling in late September with a series of small earthquakes, some of which were of the long-period type that geologists have come to recognize as the telltale sign that magma from the Earth’s interior is rising up to the surface. On October 1, 2004, the volcano released a small explosion of steam and ash and briefly quieted down, but in the days since, the earthquake activity resumed. Scientists raised the...
Topics: What -- Columbia, Where -- Washington
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6720
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The Parana River runs down the center of this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, acquired on March 4, 2004, by NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite. To the left of the river is the Mar Chiquita, Argentina’s largest lake. In the highest resolution images, the land around the river in Argentina, left, and Uraguay, right, is...
Topics: Where -- Argentina, Where -- Uruguay, Where -- Buenos Aires
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6382
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The Kerguelen Islands sit in the South Indian Ocean in the triangle formed by Australia, Africa, and Antarctica. At 1,850 meters, the islands’ highest point is Mount Ross, capped with a white glacier in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> image, captured on March 4, 2004 by NASA’s <a href="http://www.aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite. Glaciation is also...
Topics: Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where -- France
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6667
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Cyclone Heta approaches the island of Niue in this true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image acquired on January 6, 2004 by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite. The storm blew through Samoa, seen in the top center, on January 5 with 105 mile-per-hour winds, which blew down trees...
Topics: Where -- Niue, Where -- Samoa, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6145
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January is the height of summer in the southern hemisphere, and Uruguay was summer green on January 2, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite took this image. The Uruguay River flows down the left side of the image from the north, forming Uruguay’s western border with Argentina. As...
Topics: Where -- Uruguay, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Brazil, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6900
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Summer in Greenland provided this cloud-free view of the island’s craggy northern shores. Though ice was still present in the Arctic Sea on July 26, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite captured this image, the ice appears to be breaking up, and a dark finger of clear water is...
Topic: Where -- Greenland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6600
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) shows the distribution of vegetation across Central Africa. The most densely vegetated areas are dark green, and regions with little or no vegetation are gold. The NDVI image correlates well with the true-color image that accompanies it. The dark green area surrounding the Uele River, which forms the border between the Central African Republic on the north and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the south is correspondingly green in the...
Topic: Where -- Central African Republic
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6450
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Scattered fires, represented by red pixels, are spread across southeastern Kazakhstan and northwestern China in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image taken by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on April 1, 2004. The fires were probably started by farmers clearing their fields...
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- China, Where -- Tajikistan, Where -- Kyrgyzstan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6663
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Red dots mark the locations of fires burning in countries south and east of the Baltic Sea. The scattered fires were probably set to clear land for agricultural purposes. The Scandinavian countries, Norway and Sweden, and Finland to the north of the Sea are still blanketed in snow. From the left, the countries lining the Baltic on the south are Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia (Kaliningrad), Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Russia. Belarus forms the lower right corner of the image. Sensor:...
Topics: Where -- Baltic Sea, Where -- Norway, Where -- Sweden, Where -- Finland, Where -- Denmark, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6421
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Marshes and wetlands line Colombia’s Magdalena River in its course north from the Andes Mountains to the Caribbean Sea. The wetlands, which form black and blue patches along the river in the false color image, are important for birds arriving from the north for the winter. The area had received heavy rain which triggered floods and landslides. Though the floods aren't visible in these images, the tan plume of sediment flowing into the Caribbean from the Magdalena River in the true-color image...
Topics: What -- FAST, Where -- Caribbean Sea, Where -- Colombia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6531
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On April 23, 2004, a dust storm was whipping up in the Taklimakan Desert of western China. A thick, light tan plume of dust mingles with clouds in the southwest corner of the desert, with separate plumes visible to the north and at other locations along the desert’s perimeter. Spring is the season for dust storms in China, and the particulates can spread across the globe. On the day of this dust event, dust warnings were issued as far away as South Korea. This image of the event was captured...
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6864
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Scattered fire, red dots, burned across Southern China on February 14, 2004. Because of the widespread nature of the fires, they were probably started for agricultural purposes. A thin pall of grey haze hangs over the land and the South China Sea. Haze is very common in China during the winter as people burn coal for heat. In contrast to the green and tan inland, the coast is densely populated, packed with grey cities. The largest city, in the lower right portion of the image, is Guangzhou...
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- South China Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6517
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Heralding the oncoming winter, snow dusts the peaks of the Alps in this true-color Terra MODIS image from December 11, 2004. North of the Alps, clouds cover France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, and Slovenia. South of the Alps, clear skies dominate most of the image, leaving the Po River valley and peninsular Italy showing clearly. To the southwest, the Ligurian and Mediterranean Seas are an almost uniform deep blue color; to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea features swirls of blue-green...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- France, Where -- Switzerland, Where -- Liechtenstein, Where -- Austria,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6635
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Large chunks have been breaking off the A-38B iceberg, which appears to be lodged northeast of South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The iceberg was originally part of the massive A-38 iceberg, which broke from the Ronne Ice Shelf in Antarctica around October 13, 1998. At the time, the A-38 iceberg was more than 90 miles (144 km) long and 30 miles (48 km) wide, the largest iceberg that had been observed in a decade. By October 22, 1998, A-38B had started to break off the original...
Topics: Where -- Georgia, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6838
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The chalky white exteriors of single-celled marine plants called coccolithophores are coloring the water of the Atlantic Ocean bright blue. Like other types of phytoplankton, coccolithophores are a source of food for marine organisms. Though coccoliths are small, they often form large, concentrated blooms that are visible from space. On June 15, 2004, the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topics: Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- France
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6574
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Tiny Jan Mayen Island sits about 650 kilometers northeast of Iceland between the Norwegian and Greenland Seas. Covering 373 square kilometers, the island is about twice the size of Washington, D.C. The white peak on the northeast section of the island is Beerenberg, the most northern active volcano. Beerenberg last erupted in 1985. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a...
Topics: Where -- Iceland, Where -- Greenland, Where -- Washington
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6646
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Four tropical storms in two weeks have saturated Luzon Island, the main island in the Philippines, causing devastating flooding. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite captured this image of the island after the clouds from the most recent storm, <a...
Topics: Where -- Philippines, Where -- Manila
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6780